Pikes Peak Public Art Directory
Legend has it that Rearing Horse was the first public art commission ever completed by Colorado Springs artist Don Green. It stands over 12 feet tall, and was finished in 1986.
But you don’t need me to tell you that. You can read all about Rearing Horse, along with at least 70 other art in public places pieces in the Pikes Peak region on PeakRadar.com.
Through a partnership between the Public Art Commission (serving the City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County) and regional cultural office COPPeR, the area’s first comprehensive online public art directory launched in early June.
While the directory started off with a focus on the City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County collections in the initial launch, plans are for the online resource to include much more. Murals, municipal art collections and artworks in public places from across El Paso and Teller Counties will all be added in as content becomes available.
So whether you live in the Pikes Peak region or are planning a visit, now you can find out everything you ever wanted to know about local public art. The artists, the works, the stories: all from the comfort of your own armchair.
Journalistic Disclaimer: There were many volunteers who brought this project to fruition, one of which was the author of this post. Lara currently serves as Chair on the Public Art Commission and on COPPeR’s Board of Directors.